Originally a parish church built to please the city's first archbishop a century and a half ago, the building has been inadequate and run-down its entire existence, barely standing by the forties. It was never able to raise enough money to be completed but it has had a modest face lift whenever needed. Now a basilica, it has recently been beautifully refurbished inside and out and looks lovelier than ever. When there is a service or a concert, the space is very stirring. Popular with tourists and local parishioners, it is never quite empty. Volunteers will assist you with questions and there is a small gift store area in the front. Except on holidays, the masses are very basic.
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